A Rescued Barred Owl

Read this story about a rescued Barred Owl.

Back in October, Duncraft employee George came home from a walk to find an interesting sight. A beautiful Barred Owl was on the lawn outside his house. George tiptoed past the owl, so as not to alarm him, and went inside to get his camera. While taking a few pictures, George noticed something amiss. Although the owl was alert, it seemed only able to hop and made no attempt to fly away.

The only conclusion George could make was that the owl had possibly flown into a nearby window on the house and was injured. After several attempts to contact the local Audubon Society for assistance with no success, George decided to call the Loudon police department.

Luckily, George was able to contact Corporal Jason Fiske, a police officer, but also an avid animal lover. Jason frequently rescues animals and was the perfect person for the job. Jason quickly arrived on the scene and calmed the bird. Then, he picked it up and put it in a cardboard box for the ride to the local wildlife rehabilitator.

We have good news! When the bird arrived at the rehabilitator, it was quickly examined for injuries. They told Jason the bird had a minor wing injury that would quickly heal and the bird would be released in no time. Jason reported back to George about the good news.

Although he heard no more information about the owl, George is quite sure it’s now living its life back in the wild. Hopefully, it will steer clear of George’s house in the future. We were glad to hear the story had a happy ending. Thank you George, for sharing your storyand for remembering the camera!

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  • Joseph Wernier January 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks, that’s a great story. There is a organization where I live on Cape Cod, MA called Wild Care, the other day I saw a injured seagull and they sent one of their volunteers to pick up the bird. They then will inspect it and if they can save the bird or animal. It will be cared for then released. These are great organizations but they need our help, if you area has something like this carry the phone number with you always and use it if you ever see one of these animals that need help. Thanks, Duncraft.

  • sharon dunn January 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    What a fantastic story of the Barred Owl and a great outcome! Great photos too!! This story could run in the Concord Monitor!! Lots of good year cheer to everybody! Sharon

  • Roberta January 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Great story!! Such a beautiful Barred Owl!! I’m so happy to hear that he
    will be fine and returned to the wild!!

  • Elaine January 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Great story and awesome pictures!

  • Frankie Dancy (Ms) February 6, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I just wanted to thank each of you at Duncraft who care so much for our birds and other wildlife, and I thank you for the help you have been to me in caring for the backyard birds at my home. They love the suet and seed I got from you. For the first year the birds are happy and chirping and look they belong here. I thank for your assistance. Again, a big THANK YOU.

  • Frankie Dancy (Ms) February 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Again, Thank you, to those of you at Duncraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!